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WEEKLY WEDDING LOOK – COUNTY FAIR, PART I

August 5, 2013

County Fairs are quintessential summer events. From deep-fried Oreos to prize winning pigs, communities gather together each summer to celebrate fun, food, and one another. Channel this fantastic fair energy into your summer nuptials! Winifred Bean’s Tulipe gown epitomizes vintage beauty with elegant chiffon and sweetly draping sleeves that can be worn on the shoulders or loosely over your arms. Accessorize with vibrant colors to add a touch of whimsy to your look: bright red poppies make a bouquet pop and a swipe of hot magenta over your lips brings a balance of pretty and daring to your bridal style. A multi-colored jewel necklace adds glamour while a delicate feather hair piece ties together a vintage country look. As a final touch, slip on your ruby red slippers: Red suede Mary Jane pumps add a vibrant splash of color to your Country Fair look.

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Originally posted on Winifredbean.com by Ann Erling Gofus

Photo compilation by Ann Erling Gofus

Photo Credits: Dress: Winifred Bean Tulipe | Poppy Bouquet: Wedding Chicks Necklace: Erickson Beamon via ShopBop | Lipstick: Buxom Magenta viaSephora | Hair Comb: Twigs and Honey | Shoes: Dolce Vita via  ModCloth

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FRIDAY ROUND UP

July 26, 2013

The days are hot, but the nights are cool this weekend. Cozy up for classic flicks under the stars in the City of Brotherly Love. Watch “Back to the Future” on Saturday or snag dinner and an outdoor movie tonight: Moonlight Movies in Mt. Airy is combining “Casablanca” and food trucks to create the perfect date night.

Still hungry? Check out two Philly eateries on GQ’s recently published list of “The 50 Best Things to Eat and Drink Right Now.” Devour theBlueberry Muffin Doughnut at Federal Donuts or sample a more daring Italian delicacy, Pig Tails with Fennel Agrodolce at Alla Spina.

Step out in style with a cute arrow bracelet dangling from your wrist, and infuse your boring ol’ ponytail with a touch of whimsy.

If you’re ready to stir up some DIY fun at home, check out these amazing Instagram-inspired stirrers. These sticks serve double duty: Your favorite Instagram shots swirl signature cocktails and direct guests to your event’s unique social media hashtag, such as #MamieandBrettWedding. How’s that for an #ExcellentDIY?

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Originally posted to Winifredbean.com by Ann Erling Gofus

Photo compilation by Ann Erling Gofus

Photo credits: 1. Outdoor Movies via The Awesome Fest and Moonlight Movies in Mt. Airy; image via Domestic Slice | 2. Blueberry Muffin Doughnut via Grub Street | 3. Tai Arrow Bracelet via ShopBop  | 4. Topsy-Turvy Ponytail via Camille Styles   | 5. Instagram Drink Stirrers via Ruffled

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DELIGHTFUL DIY: MEET ALANA!

July 25, 2013

Gone are the days of store bought wedding decor! More and more brides are getting their hands dirty—or hiring a designer to do the dirty work—crafting beautiful, handmade pieces for their Big Day. Alana Jones-Mann is one such Do-It-Herself-er.

Alana is a Brooklyn-based baker, crafter, designer, and stylist who believes in the power of handmade details. “I truly believe that personal touches can make any occasion unforgettable,” Alana writes on her blog.  Working closely with clients, Alana creates unique elements that reflect the couple and their style. From simple desserts to elaborate backdrops, Alana’s creations add a special touch of wonder and beauty to any event—big or small!

We’ve asked Alana to share some of her favorite creations with us. Learn more about these beauties, then head over to her blog to see more awe-inspiring creations.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Alana’s art!

Originally posted to Winifredbean.com by Ann Erling Gofus

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WEEKLY WEDDING LOOK – BARNYARD BASH, PART II

July 23, 2013

There’s nothing better than a carefree summer day in the country.  I’ve been spending the month of July in my home state of Texas, and getting loads of great country inspiration to show for it.  Even the most dedicated of city brides can appreciate the casual sophistication of a countryside wedding set in an airy, spacious barn.  From festive yellow invitations and sunny daisy-filled centerpieces, to the mason jar-lined ceremony aisle complete with long wooden benches, this is wedding inspiration that just makes me happy.   And speaking of mason jars, check out that amazing DIY chandelier…yes, I said DIY.  So grab a drink – complete with your own custom stir stick, kick up your feet and get lost in this Backyard Bash.  It’s sure to make for the Best Day Ever.

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Photo Credit:  Barn: The Barn at Cedar Grove

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FRIDAY ROUND UP

July 12, 2013

We are now deep into “wedding season”, friends. This means pretty cornflower bouquets, delicious lemonade-mixed cocktails, and scorching hot outdoor ceremonies that inspire a whole new use for those wedding programs.

Prep for a sun-soaked July wedding with melt-proof makeup, then top off your look with milkmaid braids inspired by Valentino’s Fall 2013 Couture runway. Give playful summer wedding themes a spin and let your guests sign a globe guestbook!

Speaking of International affairs, this weekend is France’s Bastille Day. Celebrate La Fête National with fellow Franchophiles at Pix Patisserie in Portland, Oregon. Kick-start the Saturday event with a 5k Fun Run which includes costumes and wine-fueled pit stops along the race route. Live music, dancing, and a champagne-and-oyster bar are an excellent way to celebrate French Nationalism stateside. Won’t be in Oregon this weekend? Throw on your beret and whip up a batch of France’s fanciest cookies—irresistible macarons. Ooh la la!

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Originally posted to Winifredbean.com by Ann Erling Gofus

Photo compilation by Ann Erling Gofus

Photo Credits: 1. Topshop’s Waterproof Kohl Pencil, $10 via PopSugar | 2. Valentino’s Milkmaid Braids via The Cut | 3. Globe Guest Book via Ruffled | 4. Bastille Day Celebration at Pix Patisserie; Eiffel Tower photo via Enticing Nostalgia | 5. Macaron Recipe via Martha Stewart; Macaron photo via Just Splendid